Climate Management and Greenhouse Gases
The set of greenhouse gas emissions, produced directly or indirectly by individuals, organizations, products, events, or geographical regions and expressed in terms of CO2 equivalent, make up the carbon footprint as a way of quantifying the impact that an activity or process of a company has on climate change. According to GHG Protocol, it consists of the following scopes:
|Scope 1||Scope 2||Scope 3|
|Direct from fixed and mobile sources||Indirect from the generation of energy compared to third parties||Other indirect emissions in the supply chain|
|Our corporate goal for sustainable development in terms of emissions is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions (direct and indirect) by 50% by 2030, taking 2018 as our baseline year.|
Goal 13.3: Improve education, awareness, and human and institutional capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning.
|2018 Baseline||2019||2020||2021||2030 Goal|
|Performance (ktCO2e)||2,396||2,450||2,142||2,023.4||1,198 (-50%)|
|Annual variation (ktCO2e)||–||54||-254||-118.6||-1,198.0|
|Percentage of progress towards goal||–||-4.5%||21.2%||31.1%||100%|
|Scope 2 (market-based approach)||442||6.7%||448||4.1%||178||1.7%||148||1.4%|
|Scope 2 (location-based approach)||–||–||624||–||583||–||600||–|
|Emission intensity (tCO2e/ton)||0.246||0.266||0.222||0.214|
Note 1: The emissions inventory is verified by a third party in compliance with the requirements of the GHG Protocol’s Corporate Standard for Quantification and Reporting.
Note 2: For the greenhouse gas emissions inventory, it considers the estimation of Scope 2 based on the market method.
Note 3: The emissions intensity indicator was calculated with Scope 1 and 2, and production only considers sales to third parties.
In 2020, Empresas CMPC conducted a full scope 3 study, expanding its emissions inventory and including all the categories recommended by the GHG Protocol. Therefore, the variation compared to 2018 is not an actual increase but the results of including the new categories. Soon, the company expects to model a goal, using the SBTi methodology, to work on priority areas for emissions reductions.